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Random Cover Song: Ramones – “I Don’t Want to Grow Up” (Tom Waits)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from New York City’s greatest: the Ramones, covering “I Don’t Want to Grow Up” originally by Americana folk/blues/everything icon Tom Waits. The original appeared on Tom Waits’ 1992 album Bone Machine, while the Ramones included their cover as the opening song on their final album ¡Adiós Amigos! in 1995.

Compare both versions for yourself below.



Video: Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. discuss Phil Spector, getting attacked by hornets, fans stealing soiled underwear, and more

Former Ramones, Voidoids, and Misfits drummer Marky Ramone sat down with professional partier Andrew W.K. for an interesting discussion about Phil Spector, pets, Ronald Reagan, getting attacked by hornets, crazy fans stealing soiled underwear, and more.

Click here to check out the video.

For those of you who don’t know Andrew W.K. is also currently the vocalist for Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, which is a Ramones tribute band featuring former Ramones’ drummer Marky Ramone. Before Andrew W.K. became the vocalist of Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg the band was fronted by former Misfits’ vocalist Michael Graves.



Roseland Ballroom reportedly closing its doors in April

According to Billboard.com, New York City’s Roseland Ballroom will be closing its doors in April of 2014. Although no further more information has been given, Ken Fermaglich at the Agency Group has commented:

“The closing of Roseland will be a huge loss for concerts in New York City. I love the venue and always have. I saw Nirvana there and will never forget that show.”

Notable artists that have performed live at the Roseland Ballroom include AC/DC, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Thom Yorke, Portishead, Dream Theater, Metallica, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Ramones, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Fugazi, Above & Beyond, Alanis Morissette, Weezer, The Dead, Them Crooked Vultures, Phish, Bad Religion, The Offspring, Sepultura, Pantera, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blur, Pavement and many others.



Video: Marky Ramone joins The Offspring on stage

Former Ramones drummer Marky Ramone joined The Offspring on stage earlier tonight at this year’s Rock in Rio at Cidade do Rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to perform a cover version of “California Sun” and Motörhead‘s “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”. Footage of the performance can be seen below.

The Offspring last released Days Go By in June 2012, and are currently working on a new album with Bob Rock.



Linda Ramone upset about upcoming CBGB movie

According to an article from Showbizz411, Linda Ramone, widow of former Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, is upset that “CBGB,” a movie about the legendary New York venue of the same name, will not feature any music by the iconic punk band.

As most of you probably know, The Ramones played numerous shows at CBGB, including their very first show back in 1974. When thinking of CBGB one of the first things that should come to mind is the music of The Ramones, which is why it is so unusual that a major motion picture about the venue would not include the band’s music on its soundtrack, save for a solo recording from the band’s frontman Joey Ramone.

On top of being upset about the movie’s soundtrack, Linda is also angry about the appearance of the actor playing Johnny, because he apparently looks nothing like him. She said that “Johnny was Irish and pale. He was 27 years old. The guy they got is Puerto Rican and looks nothing like him. He’s much older. I asked them to change it, and they said, Too late. Too bad.”

“CBGB” is set to hit theaters on October 11th and it will be premiering at the 2013 CBGB Music and Film Festival. Click here to check out the film’s trailer.



Video: Ramones It’s Alive at The Rainbow 1977

Here’s something to keep you entertained on a slow news day.  It’s a video of the Ramones‘ live performance at London’s The Rainbow in 1977, a recording of which became the band’s first live album “It’s Alive.”

Enjoy!



Video: Small Children singing The Ramones’ “Judy is a Punk”

Here’s an adorable video of a kindergarten class singing “Judy is a Punk”. They even mosh a little.

Enjoy!



Blast From The Past: Ramones live at Citta Club in Tokyo, 1991 (full set)

Today’s pretty slow news-wise and everyone loves the Ramones, so it seems appropriate to post a live video of the band’s full set at Citta Club in Tokyo, Japan, back in 1991.

Enjoy!



10 Smoking Hot Punk/Ska Songs to Kick off Your Summer

Ah, yes, summer. They say there’s no better time of year (unless you’re a Floridian), which is exactly why we’ve decided to put together a list of 10 smoking hot punk and ska songs for you to listen to while kicking off your summer.

So pull up a lawn chair, fire up the grill, grab a cold one and click here to check out these songs that will surely get you in the summer time spirit!



Arturo Vega, Ramones art director and logo creator, dies at 65.

Yesterday, Punk author and historian Legs McNeil announced the death of his friend Arturo Vega, an iconic player in the story of the rise of the Ramones.

Vega had served as the “artistic director, guardian and very close friend” for the band, and perhaps most famously crafted their iconic presidential seal logo, which first appeared on the band’s 1976 self titled debut. Bassist and singer Dee Dee and Joey Ramone were close friends with Vega, who shared his apartment with the two (and many others) in the band’s early years. Vega claimed to have been at all but two of their 2,263 concerts.

Vega passed away yesterday morning. He was 65.



Random Cover Song: Ramones – “Let’s Dance” (Chris Montez)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from the legendary Ramones with their take on the 1962 rock ‘n’ roll hit “Let’s Dance”. Originally written by Jim Lee and recorded by Chris Montez, the Ramones sped up the tune to match the speed of their own songs, and included it on their 1976 self titled debut.

Listen to both versions of the song here.



Andrew WK to front Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg on upcoming tour

Party guru Andrew W.K. has announced that he will be the vocalist for Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg during their upcoming tour. This is what Marky Ramone had to say about it:

I first met Andrew through a mutual friend and he told me about his party philosophy, which has also always been my exact take on life. We went into the rehearsal studio and it just clicked. We had so much fun that we wanted to invite everyone to the party. I’ve said before and I will say it again, these songs are too good not to be played live!!!

You can check out the dates here.

Andrew W.K. last released a deluxe edition of his groundbreaking debut album “I Get Wet” last August through Century Media



Family of Joey Ramone plan massive memorabilia auction

The family of Joey Ramone has been hanging on to a lot of his personal memorabilia in the more than twelve years since his death. Now, they’re planning to auction a lot of it off.

Up for auction will be one of Joey’s trademark leather jackets, as well as several guitars, an old passport, some eyeglasses, and a large collection of t-shirts sporting the logos of some of his favorite bands (Nirvana, The Beatles, The Misfits and more).

Here’s Bobby Livingston, president of the auction:

Joey Ramone is the patriarch of punk rock. His place in music history is undisputed,Joey was inadvertently as well known for his contributions to fashion—as for inventing a new genre of music. You simply can not think of Joey Ramone and not picture him in some of these essential items from his wardrobe that we are proud to be able display for his fans at the Bowery.”

The auction is set for Thursday, February 21st at the Marvels of Modern Music expo in Amherst, New Hampshire, but there’s a special preview for NYC folks tomorrow (February 7th) at the Bowery Electric. Head here to see info about the NYC preview, and here to see pictures of all of the memorabilia.

We miss you, Joey.



Random Cover Song: Tom Waits plays “The Return Of Jackie & Judy” (Ramones)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today, check out a cover by quintessential American musician Tom Waits, singing “The Return Of Jackie and Judy” by The Ramones. Listen to both versions here.



Video: Ramones on Howard Stern Show (1993)

Did you guys know that Ramones went on Howard Stern back in 1993?  I sure as hell didn’t.  I sorta wish I still didn’t. They bicker and talk mostly about why they broke up.

Watch it here – it’s entertaining.